Dictionary.com

sheathe

[ sheeth ]
/ ʃið /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: sheathe / sheathed / sheathing on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object), sheathed, sheath·ing.
to put (a sword, dagger, etc.) into a sheath.
to plunge (a sword, dagger, etc.) in something as if in a sheath.
to enclose in or as if in a casing or covering.
to cover or provide with a protective layer or sheathing: to sheathe a roof with copper.
to cover (a cable, electrical connector, etc.) with a metal sheath for grounding.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of sheathe

1350–1400; Middle English shethen, derivative of sheath

OTHER WORDS FROM sheathe

sheather, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sheathe

sheath, sheathe
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use sheathe in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sheathe

sheathe
/ (ʃiːð) /

verb (tr)
to insert (a knife, sword, etc) into a sheath
(esp of cats) to retract (the claws)
to surface with or encase in a sheath or sheathing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK